Maverick Tv Series




Updated: 02/21/17 07:22:29 AM

Bret Maverick was vocally reluctant to risk his life, though he typically ended up being courageous in spite of himself.



Updated: 02/19/17 07:05:46 AM

Maverick premiered on September 22, 1957, and pretty soon won over the viewers from the powerful opposition of CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show and NBC's The Steve Allen Show, two programs that had been enormous Sunday night favorites from the mid-1950s.



Updated: 02/17/17 03:38:44 PM

The new series involved Bret Maverick settling down in a small town in Arizona after winning a saloon in a poker game. Early in his career, he appeared as one of the judges in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial on Broadway.



Updated: 02/16/17 11:05:23 AM

The youngest of three sons, he was born James Scott Bumgarner on April 7, 1928, in Norman, Okla.



Updated: 02/14/17 08:27:19 AM

He changed his last name from Bumgarner to Garner when he became a Warner Brothers contract player.



Updated: 02/12/17 01:54:52 PM

In a 1973 interview, John Wayne named Garner as the best American actor.



Updated: 02/10/17 08:58:59 PM

After co-starring in a handful of films during 1956-57, Warner Brothers gave Garner a co-starring role in the the western series Maverick (1957).



Updated: 02/09/17 08:05:12 AM

Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart Maverick, and from that point on, Garner and Kelly alternated leads from week to week, sometimes teaming up for the occasional two-brother episode.



Updated: 02/07/17 11:56:20 PM

Garner was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a widowed small-town pharmacist opposite Sally Field's much younger single mother in the 1985 romantic comedy Murphy's Romance. When Garner appeared in the automobile racing movie Grand Prix (1966), he got the bug to race professionally.



Updated: 02/06/17 05:12:01 AM

Beau's first appearance was in the season four opener in which he returns from an extended stay in England to meet cousin Bart.



Updated: 02/04/17 07:24:08 AM

Garner notes in his memoir that he was given the choice of which role to play, and he chose the one where he spent the episode sitting down because he'd been feeling tired and overworked.



Updated: 02/02/17 06:18:21 PM

Bret and Bart often found themselves competing for women or money, or working together in some elaborate scheme to swindle someone who had just robbed one of them.



Updated: 01/31/17 06:24:20 PM

James's grandfather had no documented Native American ancestry, and Charles Meek and his own parents, Thomas Jefferson Meek and Delilah Frances Bailey, were all listed as White on United States Censuses.



Updated: 01/29/17 09:31:23 PM

James Garner passed away on July 19, 2014, at age 86, just one month before he would have celebrated his 58th wedding anniversary with his wife, Lois.



Updated: 01/27/17 04:35:43 PM

While making the 1966 film Grand Prix, Garner developed a fascination with auto racing and owned the American International Racing team in the late 1960s.



Updated: 01/25/17 11:00:28 PM

Near the end of World War II, the 16-year-old Garner dropped out of high school and joined the merchant marine.



Updated: 01/24/17 10:00:24 AM

Bret Maverick is the epitome of a poker-playing rounder, always seeking out high-stakes games and rarely remaining in one place for long.



Updated: 01/22/17 01:58:15 PM

In 1974 he got the role for which he will probably be best remembered, as wry private eye Jim Rockford in the classic The Rockford Files. In a 1973 interview, John Wayne named Garner as the best American actor.



Updated: 01/21/17 01:07:44 PM

Colt's gun hung up on the wall and his dust-covered satchel is an inside joke referencing that show's cancellation.



Updated: 01/20/17 02:19:27 AM

A vocal version with lyrics debuted partway through season two, being used intermittently in place of the instrumental version.



Updated: 01/18/17 09:05:13 AM

Maverick ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp. He has a street named after him in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, James Garner Avenue.



Updated: 01/16/17 08:28:43 AM

Garner's appearance in the film is edited out of television presentations due to a copyright conflict regarding the character.



Updated: 01/15/17 09:24:25 AM

In the 1990s Garner received rave reviews for his role in the acclaimed television movie about corporate greed, Barbarians at the Gate (1993).



Updated: 01/14/17 06:24:09 AM

Instead of a secretary, Rockford had an answering machine, and instead of an office, he worked out of his home, a battered trailer by the beach.



Updated: 01/13/17 01:37:22 AM

Maverick premiered on September 22, 1957, and pretty soon won over the viewers from the powerful opposition of CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show and NBC's The Steve Allen Show, two programs that had been enormous Sunday night favorites from the mid-1950s.



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